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The Arcades (2017)

PROJECT LEAD
Prem Krishnamurthy

PROJECT TEAM
Eric Price, Max Harvey

Can environmental graphic design enact rather than illustrate a poetic principle while still preserving an informational aim? This groundbreaking exhibition and catalogue juxtaposed archival materials from philosopher Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project with contemporary artworks to confound distinctions and collapse hierarchies. The exhibition’s graphic system ‘performs’ poet Kenneth Goldsmith’s raw texts, crafting concrete poetry as an aesthetic level unto itself.